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in General Section Tue Jan 29, 2019 5:49 am
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Two sub-.500 teams taking a different approach to September meet one more time with the season series on the line when the New York Mets and San Francisco Giants wrap up their three-game set Sunday afternoon.Veterans Wilmer Flores Jeimer Candelario Jersey , Jay Bruce and Todd Frazier combined to produce an 11th-inning run for the Mets on Saturday, sending the Giants (68-69) back below .500 and into even more of a look-at-the-prospects mode for the final 25 games of the season.One of the Giants’ top young pitchers, right-hander Chris Stratton (9-7, 4.99 ERA), will duel Mets standout Noah Syndergaard (9-3, 3.51) in the series finale, with each team having won three times in the seven-game season series.Article continues below ...Stratton pitched against the Mets for the first time in his career on Aug. 21, limiting them to two runs and six hits in 6 1/3 innings. He did not get a decision in a 6-3 loss.Michael Conforto’s three-run homer off Giants reliever Tony Watson in a four-run eighth inning made the difference that night after Stratton left a 2-2 game in the seventh.Stratton, a veteran of only 31 major league starts, rebounded to shut out the Arizona Diamondbacks for eight innings in a 2-0 win Monday.Stratton might find himself pitching to a familiar batterymate, catcher Aramis Garcia, a teammate earlier this season at Triple-A Sacramento.Garcia homered in his major league debut in Friday’s 7-0 victory over the Mets.Austin Slater, Alen Hanson and Chris Shaw http://www.tigersfanproshop.com/authentic-dixon-machado-jersey , three other potential foundation pieces in the Giants’ future, also have seen playing time in the New York series even though San Francisco technically remains alive in the National League West and NL wild-card races.The Mets, meanwhile, were long ago left in the dust in the NL East, yet battled the young Giants with mostly veterans Saturday, including 34-year-old Jerry Blevins, the game’s winning pitcher.New York also summoned former standout third baseman David Wright from a minor league rehab in hopes that he can make his season debut this month.Syndergaard will seek to become the Mets’ first 10-game winner this season.He pitched a 5-3 victory over the Giants on Aug. 22, allowing two runs and five hits in six innings, to run his career mark against San Francisco in four starts to 2-2 with a 3.51 ERA.Like Syndergaard, Stratton has a chance to become the first Giants pitcher this season to reach 10 wins in a year in which ace Madison Bumgarner missed more than two months with a broken finger and Johnny Cueto was shelved on more than one occasion with neck and elbow ailments.After the teams went scoreless into the seventh inning Friday night, it was no surprise Saturday’s matchup went into extra innings.The Giants lead the majors with 19 extra-inning games. Nine of their last 10 games have been decided by two or fewer runs.The Mets, meanwhile, have gone extras 16 times this season Justin Verlander Jersey , winning seven times.Frazier’s one-out sacrifice fly that scored Flores with the game-winner in the 11th Saturday delivered only the Mets’ second run of the series. They’ve gone 1-for-11 with runners in scoring position in the 20 innings. LOS ANGELES (AP) Dodgers fans nearly filled their home stadium Monday night for a reboot of ”Mannywood,” and then the Milwaukee Brewers stepped in to spoil the party.Eric Thames hit a three-run home run and Christian Yelich extended his hitting streak to 14 games as the Milwaukee Brewers overcame a brief power outage delay and beat Los Angeles 5-2.Manny Machado homered in the ninth inning in his first home game with the Dodgers, going 1 for 3 with two walks. He delivered his 26th home run of the season to center field off Brewers reliever Corey Knebel. He also struck out in the fourth inning with two runners in scoring position.”It wasn’t a good situation,” Machado said, when asked about the home run. ”I should have hit that a couple of innings before. … It was a little late for that one. We’re here to win games and when you come out with a loss like that, it’s not fun.”There was an intensity among the crowd 44,933 that was reminiscent of 2008 when the Dodgers acquired Manny Ramirez for the stretch drive. Ramirez did his part that year by crushing 17 home runs over the season’s final two months, helping push the Dodgers into the National League Championship Series.On Monday, a group of 12 fans in left-center field all wore a blue T-shirt with a single white character, spelling out ”MANNYWOOD 2.0” when they stood shoulder-to-shoulder.”That was pretty cool, I’m not going to lie,” Machado said.However, the night belonged to the Brewers Houston Astros Jersey , who grabbed the momentum quickly, before a power outage caused a 23-minute delay between the first and second innings. The Dodgers said the outage was due to ”a disruption in the city’s power feed to the facility.”The Brewers had a 1-0 lead at the time of the delay. Milwaukee loaded the bases three batters into the game – started by a leadoff double by Yelich that extended his streak – against Dodgers starter Kenta Maeda before getting an RBI single from Travis Shaw. Maeda prevented more damage by getting a strikeout, popup and fly ball to end the threat.Thames capped a two-out rally in the third inning with his 14th home run of the season. Shaw, who had three hits, worked a two-out walk before Ryan Braun singled. Thames then drilled a 0-1 pitch off Maeda into the bleachers in left-center to make it 3-0.”It felt good to get the hit to give us some distance from the Dodgers because the way they line up,” Thames said. ”This is a huge series. … This might be a postseason matchup, you never know. It’s a playoff preview for us.”Josh Hader (4-0) had three strikeouts over two scoreless innings of relief as the Brewers won for the seventh time in 10 games to follow a seven-game losing streak that ended July 21.”That’s just a tough baseball game,” Brewers manager Craig Counsell said. ”It’s a good team over there and we outlasted them pitching and did a nice job.”Maeda (7-6) lasted just 4 2/3 innings, throwing 102 pitches. He gave up four runs and seven hits with four strikeouts and three walks.Brewers starter Freddy Peralta went four innings, giving up one run and three hits with four walks and six strikeouts. He threw 98 pitches.Joakim Soria pitched a scoreless seventh inning in his second appearance with Milwaukee after being acquired last week in a trade from the Chicago White Sox.The Dodgers have lost consecutive games after starting the second half with six wins in nine games. They have just seven hits in their last two games after they nearly were no-hit at Atlanta on Sunday by Sean Newcomb.TRAINER’S ROOMBrewers: RHP Jimmy Nelson and C Stephen Vogt, both on the 60-day disabled list following shoulder surgery, were with the team in Los Angeles to get further examinations as they each continue their road to recovery.Dodgers: RHP Ross Stripling was placed on the disabled list with inflammation in the big toe of his right foot, with manager Dave Roberts saying it could take 10-12 days to heal. … Justin Turner (right groin strain) took live batting practice Monday and ran the bases http://www.astrosfanproshop.com/authentic-gerrit-cole-jersey , three days before he is eligible to return from the 10-day disabled list.STAR POWERDallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett was on field at Dodger Stadium pregame Monday, watching batting practice for both the Dodgers and Brewers. Garrett held a lengthy conversation on the field with Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw, a Dallas-area native.The Cowboys are in training camp in nearby Oxnard, approximately 60 miles west of Los Angeles.UP NEXTBrewers: LHP Wade Miley (1-1, 2.01 ERA) figures to feel right at home at Dodger Stadium, where he is 3-0 with a 2.41 ERA over six career starts.Dodgers: RHP Walker Buehler (4-3, 3.92) will make his third start since returning from the DL because of a rib microfracture, coming off an outing at Philadelphia where he gave up five earned runs to match a season high.—

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